Just wondering what people think about Dac/amp combos that'd be good with T70 (250ohm)?
I'm running them straight out of my Edirol soundcard (FA-101) and they do sound great but I'm sure dedicated dac/amp combo would be better, that is a bit more up to date and doesn't have a whole bunch of inputs, pre-amps and stuff bundled in.
Budget around $500-600. Don't really want to mess around with Tubes although I've heard they might be good with T70?
Options I've thought of so far..
Schiit Bifrost + Asgard
Cambridge DM100 + Matrix M-stage
Audio-GD NFB 2.1 or NFB-17
Nuforce Icon HDP
Most of the dac/amp combo units above, apart from the Nuforce, offer balanced XLR outputs which I can feed to my powered Studio Monitors, which is very handy.
But sound quality is most important thing. I think I can handle using RCA/Coax!
I don't think these T70s need a huge powerful amp - thats the whole point of Tesla - so in-built HP-amps in the Dacmagic+, Mdac etc might be OK. Just doubt they're the best quality?